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Open Access | The biology of sexual development of Plasmodium: The design and implementation of transmission-blocking strategies

March 22, 2012 - 12:59 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sinden RE, Carter R, Drakeley C, Leroy D
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:70 (16 March 2012)

MalariaWorldA meeting to discuss the latest developments in the biology of sexual development of Plasmodium and transmission-control was held April 5-6, 2011, in Bethesda, MD.

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Open Access | Spatial repellency of transfluthrin-treated hessian strips against laboratory-reared Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes in a semi-field tunnel cage

March 22, 2012 - 12:46 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Ogoma SB, Ngonyani H, Simfukwe ET, Mseka A, Moore J, Killeen GF
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Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:54 (20 March 2012)

MalariaWorldHere we report a preliminary evaluation of an effective, user-friendly prototype product for delivering spatial repellents to protect against malaria vector mosquitoes.

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Open Access | A Modified Experimental Hut Design for Studying Responses of Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes to Indoor Interventions: The Ifakara Experimental Huts

February 15, 2012 - 07:11 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Okumu FO, Moore J, Mbeyela E, Sherlock M, Sangusangu R, G Ligamba, T Russell and SJ Moore
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PLoS ONE 7(2): e30967

MalariaWorldDifferences between individual human houses can confound results of studies aimed at evaluating indoor vector control interventions such as insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual insecticide spraying (IRS).

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Evaluation of larvicidal activity of Acalypha alnifolia Klein ex Willd. (Euphorbiaceae) leaf extract against the malarial vector, Anopheles stephensi, dengue vector, Aedes aegypti and Bancroftian filariasis vector, Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicid

January 31, 2012 - 13:34 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kalimuthu Kovendan, Kadarkarai Murugan & Savariar Vincent
Reference: 
Parasitology Research, Volume 110, Number 2, 571-581

MalariaWorldThe leaf extract of Acalypha alnifolia with different solvents — hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone and methanol — were tested for larvicidal activity against three important mosquitoes such as malarial vector, Anopheles stephensi, dengue vector, Aedes aegypti and Bancroftian filariasis vector, Culex quinquefasciatus.

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Open Access | Target product profiles for protecting against outdoor malaria transmission

January 12, 2012 - 08:02 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Killeen GF, Moore SJ
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:17 (11 January 2012)

MalariaWorldVapour-phase repellents may be more acceptable, practical and effective than contact insecticides for preventing outdoor malaria transmission because they need not be applied to skin or clothing and may protect multiple occupants of spaces outside of treatable structures such as nets or houses.

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Open Access |Composition of Human Skin Microbiota Affects Attractiveness to Malaria Mosquitoes

January 4, 2012 - 06:51 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Niels O. Verhulst, Yu Tong Qiu, Renate C. Smallegange, et al.
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PLoS ONE 6(12): e28991

MalariaWorldThe African malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto continues to play an important role in malaria transmission, which is aggravated by its high degree of anthropophily, making it among the foremost vectors of this disease.

Open Access | Maternal environment shapes the life history and susceptibility to malaria of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes

December 28, 2011 - 06:47 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Lorenz LM, Koella JC
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:382 (21 December 2011)

MalariaWorldResource availability and infection with V. culicis of A. gambiae s.s. mosquitoes not only acted as direct environmental stimuli for changes in the success of one generation, but could also lead to maternal effects.

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Open Access | Fresh, dried or smoked? Repellent properties of volatiles emitted from ethnomedicinal plant leaves against malaria and yellow fever vectors in Ethiopia

December 21, 2011 - 10:17 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Dube F, Tadesse K, Birgersson G, Seyoum E, Tekie H, Ignell R, Hill SR
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:375 (19 December 2011)

MalariaWorldVolatiles in the smoke of burning as well as fresh leaves of Co. citriodora and Oc. suave have significant repellent properties against host seeking An. arabiensis and Ae. aegypti mosquitoes.

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Open Access | Factors associated with mosquito net use by individuals in households owning nets in Ethiopia

December 15, 2011 - 15:32 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Graves PM, Ngondi JM, Hwang J, Getachew A, Gebre T, Mosher AW, Patterson AE, Shargie EB, Tadesse Z, Wolkon A, Reithinger R, Emerson PM, Richards FO
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:354 (13 December 2011)

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/50/20113.abstractIn both surveys, net use was more likely by women, if nets had fewer holes and were at higher net per person density within households.

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Open Access | A malaria transmission-directed model of mosquito life cycle and ecology

October 19, 2011 - 07:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Eckhoff PA
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:303 (17 October 2011)

MalariaWorldThe ability to model a spectrum of local vector species with different ecologies and behaviours allows local customization of packages of interventions and exploration of the effect of proposed new tools.

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